how long to completely wipe an iPad 1 16gb?

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  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    I just sold my iPad 1 on Craigslist and the guy wants to see it in action before purchasing. Sounded like an honest guy and not the most familiar tech products. Anyway, I have no problem showing it to him in action. I will wipe it before we make the transaction however. I remember the iPhone 3G used to take quite a while to wipe but the iPhone 4 was fast. How long will it take for me to wipe the 16gb iPad 1 after I make the transaction with this guy?
     
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  4. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not going to bite on that. You can tell though.
     
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  6. dacapo macrumors 6502

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    Enjoyed this. Don't doubt that some people have a better sense of detecting honesty in others. I, however, am not endowed with that ability.:eek:

    Out of curiosity, is there a chance that a mean-spirited hacker could in fact somehow gain access to the data even after a restore? Or, conversely, after you do a restore, is it possible for data recovery services to recover data off of your device?
     
  7. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I suppose there's always a chance. I don't hold nuclear codes on my iPad or anything, so I suppose the level of effort to do such a thing would vastly outweigh any benefit a hacker would get by doing so on my personal device.
     
  8. dacapo macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, you're probably right. But when people sell their Macs, they are advised to zero-out their drives, so I was wondering if something like that is possible on the iPads (or if the restore/wipe actually does zero out things).
     

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